The chemistry minor provides students with a broad introduction to the discipline of chemistry combined with detailed exploration of at least one area of interest. The chemistry minor complements other majors where additional chemistry knowledge is of benefit. The chemistry minor prepares students to apply scientific methodology to solve chemical problems, to relate chemistry to their daily life and environment, to think critically and quantitatively, and to understand the experimental methods, techniques and instrumentation used in chemistry.
Each student must complete 24 credits in the minor including at least 9 upper division credits and at least 10 credits at Metropolitan State. 200-level courses are not upper division. All prerequisite and required courses must be completed with grades of C- or above.
A minor represents significant learning above and beyond a student's major or program; therefore, each student must include at least 5 credits of coursework in the chemistry minor that is not counted as part of their major or any other minor.
Students can be admitted to the chemistry minor once they have successfully completed 15 credits of the required courses.
Requirements (24 total credits)
Required Courses (20 credits)
- CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
- CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
- CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 341 Quantitative Analysis
Elective Courses (4 credits)
At least one course from the following list, or other advanced chemistry courses by advisor permission, including at least one credit of lab, as needed to reach a total of 24 credits.
- CHEM 301 Biochemistry
- CHEM 311 Environmental Chemistry
- CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 332L Organic Chemistry II Lab
- CHEM 351 Thermodynamics
- CHEM 421 Medicinal Chemistry
- CHEM 469 Seminars in Chemistry
- CHEM 479 Special Topics in Chemistry
- CHEM 489 Directed Research in Chemistry